On A Thread That Is Open

@limenotapple One helpful place is the Bureau of Labor Statistics' website.

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 2:54 pm 0

On A Thread That Is Open

@terrific You will not be charged any penalties next year if you owe at tax time as long as you make sure you pay in at least 100%* of 2012's tax. So, if your tax this year came out to, say, $3K, if that amount is withheld from your W2 wages, you will be fine even if your 2013 tax comes out to $6K (of course you'll want to actually be able to pay the balance due, so depending on your tax bracket, you'll want to set aside probably around 30-35% of your freelance earnings) *unless you make big bucks, then it should be 110% of past year tax.

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm 0

On A Friendly Conversation with a Banker

@aeroaeroaero That's funny, for some reason the wife one really rubbed me the wrong the way, and this one not as much (but I did have the same reaction as stuffisthings to the consumption tax bit).

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm 0

On WWYD: The Gift from Management

Noted!

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0

On WWYD: The Gift from Management

I'm not much of a sports person, but it's different at a game, especially with good seats, as I'm sure these are. My boss has season tickets for basketball, and about once a year he gives me a pair. Last time, I took my dad, which was great because he hadn't been to a game in ages and had never had such good seats. So, my suggestion is to bring someone that would really appreciate it (if you know someone) and enjoy the bonding time. I also kind of think it's a weird policy to deduct the tickets from pay. I wouldn't be surprised if what they're actually doing is adding the value to their pay so that they're just paying the tax on it.

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm 0

On 'They Want Money or They Want Drugs or They Want Death'

@Runawaytwin I only had an ad for FIGHTLAND and I don't have sound, I don't think that's what you were referring to?

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm 1

On WWYD: The Privacy Breach

I'd delete the email and then do nothing, unless I had it in for the broker, I guess. This sounds like an innocent mistake, and since I would know that the breach was to me, and therefore nothing would happen as a result, I wouldn't be so intent on seeing someone punished.

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 5:04 pm 0

On I Give Strangers Rides, They Give Me Money

@Kate Dollarhyde@twitter You should get a 1099 for anything over $600. If you're not already, you should keep a mileage log so you can write off mileage against the income. (I'm a tax/accounting lady)

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm 2

On I Give Strangers Rides, They Give Me Money

@NoReally It kind of looks like the payments go through Lyft, in which case I'd expect them to issue a 1099 to the drivers.

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 11:41 am 0

On I Give Strangers Rides, They Give Me Money

@ellabella The hedge fund guy and fancy neighborhood lady threw me off.

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 11:35 am 0